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Town of Canora
—  Town  —

Town of Canora is located in Saskatchewan
Town of Canora
Coordinates: 51°38′02″N 102°26′13″W / 51.63394°N 102.43691°W / 51.63394; -102.43691
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division No. 9
Rural Municipality Good Lake
Post office Founded 1904
Incorporated (Village) 1905
Incorporated (Town) 1910
 - Mayor Terry Dennis
 - Town Manager Michael Mykytyshyn
 - Governing body Canora Town Council
 - Total 7.31 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - Total 2,013
 - Density 275.5/km2 (713.5/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0A 0L0
Area code(s) 306
Highways No. 5
No. 9
Waterways Crystal Lake
Good Spirit Lake
Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Canora is nestled into the junction of highways No. 5 and 9 in east-central Saskatchewan, 50 kilometres north of the city of Yorkton. Centrally located on the corners of four adjacent rural municipalities, the community is home to approximately 2,400 residents and draws upon a substantial trading area. Canora's unusual name comes from the first letter of the CAnadian NOrthern RAilway.

Canora railway station is served by VIA Rail.



Canora became a village in 1905 and was incorporated as a town in 1910.

According to the Canada 2006 Census:[1]

Population: 2,013 (-8.5% from 2001)
Land area: 7.31 km2 (2.82 sq mi)
Population density: 275.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (714 /sq mi)
Median age: 55.0 (males: 51.6, females: 57.3)
Total private dwellings: 1,142
Dwellings occupied by permanent residents: 990
Median household income: $Not Available


Canora is known as the "Heart of Good Spirit Country" as a result of its proximity to several lakes and parks, including Crystal Lake, Good Spirit Lake and Duck Mountain Provincial Park. The area is host to Saskatchewan’s greatest number of golf courses per capita and boasts one of the highest traffic counts in the province.

The town was judged to have the best-tasting municipal water in Canada at the 13th annual international water tasting competition held in 2003 in Bath (Berkeley Springs), West Virginia, USA. Canora’s water, supplied by several ground wells northeast of the community, also placed fourth internationally at the competition that received entries from eight countries and 23 states. Free samples of this great-tasting water are available at the CN Station House Museum during the summer months.

You can also visit the previous home of Shannan Carter.

Protective Services

Canora is protected by the Canora-Sturgis RCMP detachment. The detachment has 8 members, between Canora and Sturgis.

Canora and area is served by a full-time Ambulance. Consisting of 3 EMT's, 3 EMT-A's, and a Paramedic.

Canora's fire protection is provided by a 21 member all volunteer Fire Department.

See also


  1. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 9 March 2009.  

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Coordinates: 51°38′N 102°26′W / 51.633°N 102.433°W / 51.633; -102.433 (Canora, Saskatchewan)

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